Dear Readers,

Welcome to the October edition of Myanmar Insider, the only English-language business news journal designed especially for people who are keen to keep up with the critical business and economy issues of Myanmar.
I hope all of you are gearing up for Thadingyut holidays! I am sure you will have great times in this wonderful country.
For this edition, you’ll find a mixture of news, in-depth interviews, special features and regular business columns on a wide range of issues covering heavy industry, anti-illicit trade, business consulting and corporate governance.
One special focus in this issue is Business Sentiment Survey results. It was the very first of its kind lauhced by Myanmar Insider. For this quarter, the results say a mixed picture on the economy, although it’s tilting toward some negativity.
Charlie Greene’s own account of Vietnam’s economic growth is presented in a special article. I hope you will enjoy reading it as it has very interesting views on Vietnam’s situation. Anu Seth will take you to another insider world – the world of tastes through her article on “Umami”.
Our team is very pleased to receive positive feedback from the readers who are appreciative of our efforts. MI team will continue to bring quality content for our readers across the country!
I hope you enjoy reading this issue and do let us know if there are any topics you’d like to see covered in the future.



Yours Sincerely,
Jeffrey Windsor